Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors Prediction, NBA Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Nov 14, 2023

Off nearly their most embarrassing loss of the season, the Raptors will have to play a lot better Wednesday at home against the loaded Milwaukee Bucks to pull out a victory.

Milwaukee
35-21
AT
November 15, 2023, 7:30 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
19-36
Pointspread -1.5 -105
Moneyline -115
Over / Under o +224.5
Pointspread +1.5 -115
Moneyline -105
Over / Under u +224.5

The Bucks will be favoured on the NBA odds but by how much depends on a few injuries. 

Bucks vs. Raptors NBA Betting Odds

This already will be Milwaukee’s final visit of the season to Toronto barring a playoff matchup. On Nov. 1, the Bucks were 4-point favourites at Scotiabank Arena, but the Dinos played one of their best games of the season in a 130-111 victory. Just for an example, the Dinos’ Dennis Schroder had 24 points and 11 assists with a plus-21 rating to vastly outplay Bucks All-Star guard and future Hall of Famer Damian Lillard, who had just 15 points and a minus-26 rating in 31 minutes.

Scottie Barnes scored 21 points and had 12 rebounds, and Pascal Siakam had 26 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored just 16 points on 11 shot attempts. The Bucks really looked out of sync for whatever reason, and it wasn’t part of a back-to-back. But they haven’t gotten going yet with the addition of Lillard and subtraction of excellent guard Jrue Holiday to get him. Milwaukee’s defence was excepted to take a minor hit losing Holiday, one of the league’s top perimeter defenders, but it has regressed in a big way. 

Milwaukee leads the all-time series 58-46 and is ahead 28-23 as the road team but has dropped the past two. The clubs play just once more in Milwaukee on April 5 near the end of the regular season.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks snapped a two-game skid (both on the road) with a 118-109 home win over Chicago on Monday but even there you could see the team is still not quite at its full potential. Damian Lillard returned to action after missing two games with a calf injury but was just 3 of 17 while scoring 12 points. The Bucks lost both games they played without the seven-time all-NBA guard. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points and 11 rebounds, and Bobby Portis also had a double-double of 19 points and 10 boards off the bench. Over his past five games, Giannis is averaging 35.0 points on 60.7 per cent shooting and 10.8 rebounds. Former All-Star Khris Middleton remains on a minutes limit as he works his way back from offseason surgery and had 13 points in 19 minutes. He moved into fifth all-time in franchise history in total points. Milwaukee was without glue guy Jae Crowder, and he will miss about two months after surgery to repair a left adductor and abdominal tear. Good defender and three-point shooter. 

Toronto Raptors

We projected a 118-110 Raptors home win over a bad Washington team on Monday and Toronto had to rally to escape 111-107 playing without the injured OG Anunoby (lacerated finger) and Gary Trent Jr. (foot) and trailing by as many as 23 points. Pascal Siakam had his game of the season with 39 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Dennis Schroder really couldn’t find the bucket in shooting 1-for-12 to finish with four points. Otto Porter Jr. started for Anunoby but wasn’t much of a factor in 14 minutes. The Raptors limited the Wizards to a season-worst 16 points in the fourth quarter. Washington scored just one free throw in the final seven minutes and 25 seconds of the game, resulting in a 22-1 run by the Dinos. Toronto recorded a season-high 76 points in the paint and is ranked seventh in the NBA in points in the paint (53.0 ppg). The Raptors also had their sixth straight game with at least 25 assists, tying the third-longest streak in franchise history. Not yet clear if Anunoby or Trent will play Wednesday but not looking good. 

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